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21st Annual Midcontinent Media, Inc. Golf Challenge Raises $20,000 for DakotAbilities

Sioux Falls, SD: The 21st annual MMI Golf Challenge, held at Spring Creek Country Club in Harrisburg, raised $20,000 to support the DakotAbilities Longfellow Center campaign, which will more than double the nonprofit’s space to assist adults with developmental disabilities.  

2015 marks the 15th year of the Midcontinent 18-hole scramble as a charitable event. This year’s donation of $20,000 to DakotAbilities equals last year’s record-breaking donation to the YMCA® Afterschool Program and EmBe.

“DakotAbilities’ mission to help adults with developmental disabilities is an important one in our community and state,” said Tom Simmons, SVP of Public Policy at Midcontinent. “It’s exciting to see DakotAbilities repurpose the former Longfellow Elementary School into a space that will fit the growing demand for their services.”

DakotAbilities, the only facility offering 24-hour nursing care for adults with developmental disabilities in the state, has increased the number of people served by over 30 percent in five years. The Longfellow Center will expand DakotAbilities’ space to allow for dedicated vocational, assessment and training areas – with alternative areas for art, music and physical activities. The center will include physical and occupational therapy facilities, and separate clerical and assessment areas for nursing, dietary and nutrition services.  

A total of 23 teams – made up of 92 Midcontinent Business Solutions™ customers, vendors and employee captains – played this year’s tournament.